Friday, January 6, 2017


‘James Bond of Philanthropy’ Gives Away the Last of His Fortune (LINK)
Related book: The Billionaire Who Wasn't: How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune
One Man’s Quest to Change the Way We Die [H/T Tim Ferriss, who also interviewed B.J. Miller HERE.] (LINK)
How B.J. Miller, a doctor and triple amputee, used his own experience to pioneer a new model of palliative care at a small, quirky hospice in San Francisco.
The Two Types of Knowledge in the World - by Ben Carlson (LINK)

10 Qualities of Great Investors - by Vishal Khandelwal (LINK)

Five Good Questions for Martin Ford about his book Rise of the Robots (video) (LINK)

The Seven Stages Of Robot Replacement - by Kevin Kelly [H/T The Browser] (LINK)
Related book: The Inevitable
Exponent Podcast: Episode 099 — Fate Has a Sense of Irony (LINK)
Ben and James discuss Amazon Alexa and the history of operating systems
Tendrils of Mess in our Brains - by Sarah Perry (LINK)

Investing thought of the day:
"So how do you really understand and gain that great insight? Pick one business. Any business. And truly understand it. I tell my interns to work through this exercise – imagine a distant relative passes away and you find out that you have inherited 100% of a business they owned. What are you going to do about it? That is the mentality to take when looking at any business. I strongly encourage you to start and understand one business, inside out. That is better than any training possible. It does not have to be a great business, it could be any business. You need to be able to get a feel for how you would do as a 100% owner. If you can do that, you will have a tremendous leg up against the competition. Most people don’t take that first concept correctly and it is quite sad. People view it as a piece of paper and just trade because it is easy to trade. But if it was a business you inherited, you would not be trading. You would really seek out knowledge on how it should be run, how it works. If you start with that, you will eventually know how much that business is worth." -Li Lu (from back in 2010)